Parker County Today September 2016 - Page 17

Continued from page 9 but he’s also a very down-to-earth caring person and I feel honored to have helped him.” Their bistro is warm, friendly, bright and inviting just like the trio of women who helm Short Chef. “Everybody that comes in here becomes part of our family,” said Heather. Jennifer echoed the sentiment that “Anyone that joins us in the effort is our family. We just love our customers.” A benevolent bachelor of the year was announced during the night’s festivities as well as a big surprise for his charity. Wil Wakeland was our Benevolent Bachelor of the year raising money for the Weatherford/ Parker County Animal shelter. “Wil turned out to be a great bachelor and a trooper as we drug him along to many of our events and photoshoots with kittens,” said Dustin Deel, Director of Animal Services for the City of Weatherford. With its multitude of supporters and volunteers, they came close to catching Sierra and Careity for the prized titles. Deel said, “Our volunteers are a key to the success we have with many aspects of our shelter, including fundraising. They go out into the community Continued from page 19 Jennifer Hankins Lundy Photos by Megan Parks SEPTEMBER 2016 PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY Heather Jundt Bullard 15